Is it too early to press the panic button on the hope that Aaron Lynch will contribute anything for the Chicago Bears?
We all know the story of Aaron Lynch entering training camp. In terms of ceiling, he might be the best option the Chicago Bears have outside of Leonard Floyd at the position. In terms of floor, he may not make the 53-man roster. Early on in his stint with the Bears, he heading towards the floor.
Aaron Lynch has missed two straight days with a hamstring issue at training camp. This comes off of him missing time at minicamp and also at OTAs with a similar issue. The reason in which Lynch has that floor is that of his injury history. To head into camp with a nagging injury from months ago is obviously very concerning.
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This brings us to the idea that Lynch should not have a job secured. If he were released, it would cost the team $1.25 million, which is not much at all. While they do not have talent at the position, there is at least enough depth to the point where they are not forced to carry an overpaid injured player.
The fact of the matter is that the Chicago Bears cannot pay Aaron Lynch to be injured. They cannot enter the regular season hoping that he will get healthy and that things will just click. If Lynch does not get going by the preseason, the team is going to have to move on. There is a lot of time between now and then. However, the clock in ticking on Aaron Lynch.